Accessibility Statement

Besides caring a lot about food, the people behind Forkd also care a lot about building good websites. And that means we do everything we can to make the site work well no matter how you access the web -- whether using a normal browser, a screen reader or a text-only browser, whether you use a mouse or not, and so on.

That said, we're bound to have slipped up here and there. Please let us know if you're having trouble accessing the website!

Navigation aids for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers:

Navigation shortcuts

At the start of every page is a short menu that allows you to jump directly to the most important parts of the page, including main content and navigation. Each of these also has an access key associated with it.

Sighted users who use the keyboard to navigate will see these links appear on screen when using the Tab key to navigate through the page.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that replace the need to use the mouse for navigation in browsers that support them. In Internet Explorer on Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key. Then press Enter to activate the link. In Firefox 2 and newer, press ALT + SHIFT + an access key.

The following access keys are available throughout the website:

s - skip to content
n - skip to main navigation
0 - accessibility statement (this page)

Other accessibility features:

Structured, semantic markup: Headings and navigation menus

  • HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.
  • Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics have empty alt attributes.

Colours

We have checked the site's font and background colour combinations against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear. Foreground/background contrast levels are within recommended levels.

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:

  • In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Firefox select View, then Text Size, and make it bigger or smaller as you prefer. (Or use CTRL + plus or minus.)

If you wish to override the site's font settings, you can import your own style sheet.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

You may import your own stylesheet into this website:

  • In Internet Explorer select Tools, then Internet Options, and then Accessibility. Next click on any or all 3 checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK.
  • In Netscape select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance. You will be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.

Tables

All tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Where required, tables also have a caption and a summary. Tables are not used for layout (um, except occasionally for forms.)

Forms

All forms follow a logical Tab sequence. Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.

Scripting

JavaScript is used all over the place to improve usability. Unfortunately, this means that if your browser doesn't support JavaScript, not everything will work! We're working on this, but please let us know if this causes serious problems for you.

Links

Linking text has been written to make sense out of context.

Where appropriate, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, for example to advise you if the link will open in a new window.

Standards compliance

  • Our pages generally conform to Level A as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WAI-A), except for the JavaScript bit. The majority of Level AA and AAA requirements are also met.
  • All pages validate as XHTML 1 Transitional. The CSS also validates. If you catch us out, tell us immediately or we'll die of shame.